Where is God when I’m Depressed?

Depressed. Alone. Defeated. How many times have you trudged through your day under the heavy burden of these feelings? For me, it has been far too many to count. If you have walked this journey, or are currently walking it, then you’ve probably found yourself many times asking, “Where is God in all of this?” … Continue reading Where is God when I’m Depressed?

Through the Faded Reflection (Fix Your Eyes on Jesus)

Nothing speaks to my heart like a good object lesson—particularly when that object lesson comes to me out of the blue, almost as if God were downloading it straight from his heart into mine as I take in the world around me. Let me give you an example from a recent experience. I was sitting … Continue reading Through the Faded Reflection (Fix Your Eyes on Jesus)

Say No to Negativity

Not long ago, Ryan and I discussed how some of our recent conversations had taken on an unnecessarily negative tone. Ryan, in particular, has always been a passionate advocate for taking a positive outlook on life, and so this was a strange place to find ourselves in. It wasn’t that either of us had intentionally been steering our conversations in a downbeat direction, but somehow, it seemed we had wandered off the more positive path without realizing it.

A Better Way: My Personal Summary of Philippians 2:5-11

Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 24: Summarize Philippians 2:5-11 in your own words and how it makes you feel. MY SUMMARY Lots of people give the advice, “just be yourself.” The problem with this advice is that it leans on the deceptive hearts and wavering … Continue reading A Better Way: My Personal Summary of Philippians 2:5-11

Passion, Perspective, and Parenthood

Becoming a mom has changed my perspective on a lot of things this year. I always knew that moms had a hard job, but this year I felt that in a very real way! Suddenly I could identify with so many things that I had never understood before—like how hard it is to get to church on a Sunday morning when your baby’s sleep patterns don’t match the church’s service schedule!